Dennis Pinette & Claire Seidl
June 15-July 23, 2016
Opening Reception | Wednesday, June 15, 5-7pm
About the Exhibition
What now is clear and plain is, that neither things to come nor past are. Nor is it properly said, "there be three times, past, present, and to come": yet perchance it might be properly said, "there be three times; a present of things past, a present of things present, and a present of things future." For these three do exist in some sort, in the soul, but otherwhere do I not see them; present of things past, memory; present of things present, sight; present of things future, expectation.
–The Confessions of Saint Augustine, Book XI, an autobiographical work between AD 397 and 400
About the Artists
Based in Belfast, Maine, Dennis Pinette has exhibited nationally and internationally, at galleries and institutions including Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, Arkell Museum, Newport Art Museum, Portland Museum of Art, and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art. Publication features include The New York Times, Art New England, The Portland Press Herald, Bangor Daily News, and Yankee Magazine Online. His work is held in multiple public collections including the Addison Gallery of American Art, U.S. Department of State, DeCordova Museum, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Farnsworth Art Museum, Bates College, and Colby College. He received his BFA in painting from Hartford Art School in 1973 and is currently represented by Caldbeck Gallery in Rockport, Maine.
Claire Seidl received her BFA from Syracuse University’s College of Visual Arts, and her MFA from Hunter College, City University of New York. She also studied at the International Center for Photography in New York City. She is a member of American Abstract Artists. Seidl has had thirty solo shows and exhibited widely in the United States, Europe and Asia. Collections and venues include: The Aldrich Museum, The Noyes Museum, McNay Art Museum, Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Moscow Museum of Modern Art and the Russian Museum of Photography in Novgorod, Russia. Her work is currently on view at the American Embassy in Qatar through 2016. In Maine, Seidl regularly shows her paintings at Icon Contemporary in Brunswick. She has exhibited work at the Portland Museum of Art, The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA), The University of Maine Museum of Art, Bates College Museum of Art and the Ogunquit Museum of American Art. Her paintings have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 CMCA Biennial. Reviews of her work have been published in the New York Times, the New Criterion, the Brooklyn Rail, Partisan Review, ARTS Magazine, Art in America, New Art Examiner, the Portland Press Herald, Portland Phoenix and Maine Home+Design.